In addition to his role as CI’s vice president of conservation priorities and outreach, Will also leads CI’s species initiative and metrics & priority setting team. Will’s interests focus on integrating our knowledge of biodiversity, climate change, and socioeconomics to safeguard biodiversity and support the billions who depend on it. A native of Austin, Texas, Will studied computer engineering at The University of Texas and earned his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona. His writings include both popular and scientific articles on topics such as climate change, ecosystem services, conservation planning, ecological monitoring, biogeography, animal behavior and the relationship between nature and human societies. Learn more.